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- Published on Wednesday, 02 May 2012 20:12
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AVEN's recent decision about an Aromantic forum is difficult to follow and understand. Henrik, an Asexual News writer, covered it here. The decision shows a growing problem. Aromantics are having a harder time making their voice heard.
The basic logic behind AVEN's decision is lacking. There is another element missing. The other forums did not fail because that site has the largest voice. They failed because their owners did not understand website promotion. The websites failed because people did not stick with them long enough and perform the necessary search engine optimization.
Walling off the community also failed as an argument. The Grey Asexual forum did not wall off the community, any more than the over 30 forum did. Providing a separate place for Aromantics to discuss their issues simply continues AVEN's policy of inclusion. The organization used to have a policy of inclusion.
Too many romantic voices currently comprised the administrator and moderator team of AVEN. The democratic nature of the organization usually prevents this issue. Even the handling of the accusation of bias did not go well. Having people who are not Romantic making the decision does not mean that the decision was not motivated by the preferences of the romantics.
AVEN needs to go back and revisit its decision. It's a symptom of a larger problem. Too many people are forgetting that Aromantics exist at all. If this continues to be policy, the organization will lose one of its most important voices.